Cam Newton Handicapping
Have you stopped by Cappers Picks today looking for Cam Newton next team gambling props? One of the NFL’s biggest stars of the last decade remains unemployed and sportsbooks are open for action on where he may end up. Cam Newton spent nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers, put up one of the most impressive rookie seasons in NFL history in 2011, and won a nearly unanimous MVP in 2015 in leading his team to Super Bowl 50, which the Panthers lost to Denver.
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But Newton, who turned 31 earlier this month, suffered season-ending injuries last season and the one before that. Under new ownership and with a new head coach, Carolina made its transition complete in March when it released Newton and made him a free agent.
Odds of where Newton will end up in 2020 are wide open.
Cam Newton next team odds:
- New England +400
- Pittsburgh +600
- Washington +700
- Arizona +800
- Baltimore +800
- Detroit +1000
- Seattle +1000
- Denver +1200
- Jacksonville +1200
A starter still?
Talk of a decline in Newton’s arm strength began in 2018, a season that ended with him having shoulder surgery and missing the final two weeks.
He returned in 2019 but didn’t stay healthy long enough for anyone to get a good look at that shoulder. He broke his foot in Week 2 and never returned.
As evidenced by the fact he remains available, teams in need of a quarterback are skeptical he remains a quality starting option.
Not only is there the issue of his arm strength, the nature of his foot fracture (Lisfranc) has been known to reoccur — not a good omen for a QB who still relies on his mobility quite a bit.
A fit in New England?
The Patriots are the favorites on the board but still relatively inexpensive at +400. Obviously, they have the task of filling the void left by Tom Brady.
So far, the Patriots’ need for options under center has been just about the only link connecting Newton to Foxborough.
The Pats brought back Brian Hoyer, who has experience as an NFL starter and five years with Bill Belichick in New England. They also have Jarrett Stidham, whom they drafted in the fourth round last year out of Auburn. He had a year to learn under Brady.
Somehow the idea of Newton and Belichick doesn’t seem a likely combination. The Pats have a guy they can trust in Hoyer and another they believe could be a long-term option in Stidham; therefore, I’m passing on New England as a betting option.
Other starting spots
Newton could conceivably compete for a starting spot with Dwayne Haskins Jr. in Washington (+700), in Denver (+1200), or in Los Angeles (+2500), which drafted Justin Herbert in the first round to compete with Tyrod Taylor to replace Phillip Rivers.
Geographically, Washington makes some sense as it’s on the East Coast and somewhat southern, where Newton’s roots reside. The other two spots would be major moves.
But for a QB as prideful as Newton, the chance to start, or at least compete for a job, has to be the critical factor in determining where he plays next, unless he’s content to be a backup.
As a backup
Pittsburgh (+600) is a surprising second favorite because Ben Roethlisberger is supposedly healthy after missing almost all of 2019. Of course, Big Ben is much older than Newton and may need more insurance in a backup than he has needed throughout his career.
Newton can still play a style similar to Kyler Murray in Arizona (+800) and Lamar Jackson in Baltimore (+800), which explains why those two teams are high on the list, despite having young, talented starters.
So where will it be?
I’m ruling out New England. Washington is an option but how will the signing mess with Haskins’ head a year after he was drafted? I’ll sprinkle some on the ‘Skins but not much.
Denver is too desperate to ignore in this spot so I’m going with a small bet there too.
Otherwise, we may have to wait for an unexpected injury before Newton signs with a new franchise. Be ready to react to rumors on the heels of breaking news and get a good buy before the market reacts too strongly.
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